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Just a thought by Judith Martin-Straw

Just A Thought – Dear Sofie

Just A Thought – Dear Sofie

Dear Sofie, It's not enough, but it's enough. Confession is good for the soul, but re-telling the tale does not change the ending. Confessing to strangers is a time-honored human need - ask any of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury pilgrims - but know that the best they can do is listen. It's not going to get easier with any great speed, and as the police have decided not to press charges, [...]

Just A Thought – How to Fill Out Your Ballot (Weissman, Sahli-Wells, Malsin and Clarke)

Just A Thought – How to Fill Out Your Ballot (Weissman, Sahli-Wells, Malsin and Clarke)

When I sit down to do my endorsements before the election, there are always multiple factors to consider. The deciding factor is how to have a city council that can work effectively to get things done. I have done a lot of research on this project. So, you have permission to copy my homework; Weissman, Sahli-Wells, Malsin and Clarke. The angry cries of "dirty politics!" do cause me to laugh a [...]

Just a Thought – The Economics of Politics

Just a Thought – The Economics of Politics

 While the actress Sophie Tucker has faded into obscurity, one of her quotes surfaces fairly often; “I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. Rich is better.” The difficult fact of the matter is that you cannot serve in elected office in Culver City if you are not self-employed and/or independently wealthy. There are a few exceptions, but you’d better have the work ethic of a New England [...]

Just a Thought – The Politics of Politics

Just a Thought – The Politics of Politics

It's not just that it's election season- the last 10 days have been so crowded, they qualify as a month. The city council meeting, the school board meeting, the "Ask 2 Know" candidates debate, the Rotary "Local Heroes" event, the Feista La Ballona meeting, the Chamber of Commerce breakfast, the League of Women Voters forum, on top of classes, clients, homework, housework and - heaven help us - [...]

Just a Thought – Dear Karlo

Just a Thought – Dear Karlo

Dear Karlo, Don't do it. I see you out there on the ledge, contemplating political suicide. Don't. It's been a rough stretch of road, but I kinda figured that you knew it was going to be difficult.  I realized last Tuesday night that you have never been on the other side of such an angry audience before, and I felt I needed to say something to you. Believe me, I have tremendous [...]

Just a Thought – Burning Bridges

Just a Thought – Burning Bridges

There are often contradictory proverbs. “Honesty is the best policy,” goes in opposition to “Discretion is the better part of valor.” In deciding to publish Scott Bridges’ farewell to the Culver City News, I thought about “The squeaky wheel gets the grease,” as much as “Brevity is the soul of wit.” While not very brief and more than a bit greasy, Bridges did lean on a [...]

More Than a Thought – Read This

More Than a Thought – Read This

This is the kind of stuff that gives organized labor a bad name. The convoluted idea that we cannot have support in our schools unless we're doing it under union rules is so toxic, it's poisonous. Before you go to the school board meeting tonight, read this. First, the back story, which has been on a slow simmer for years. The Classified Employees Union is threatening to sue over volunteers in [...]

Just A Thought – Komen, PP and the Cure

Just A Thought – Komen, PP and the Cure

It's been a whirlwind of pink ribbons being torn down, letting in some much needed light. It's been an avalanche of cash turning in another direction. It's been the talk of the town. As someone who has been female my entire life, I have to say it's good to see the light shining. With the news of Karen Handel's resignation, the light gets even brighter. We do not need charities that allegedly [...]

Just a Thought – Help Wanted

Just a Thought – Help Wanted

When I picked up the Culver City News from my driveway on Friday evening, I thought I'd give it a glace.  What caught my attention was a change in the staff box, and far more interesting, a "Help Wanted" ad buried in the legal classified section on page 19. The position of Editor at the CC News is once again up for grabs. As someone who feels uniquely qualified to comment, let me just say [...]

Just A Thought- Completely Preoccupied (81,291 Pageviews So Far…)

Just A Thought- Completely Preoccupied (81,291 Pageviews So Far…)

I was on the phone with Patrick Meighan last night, and we were trading numbers and sighing in disbelief. It was a week ago that he sent me his piece about getting arrested with Occupy Los Angeles, and why corporate corruption inspired his protest. As of Saturday, Dec. 10, Culver City Crossroads had 81, 291 pageviews, (as per Google Analytics) hundreds of comments, and emails from New York, [...]

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